A man hid in his bedroom cupboard after police stormed his house and found more than £7,000 worth of cannabis.
Oliver Ormerod appeared in Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday and admitted being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug, namely cannabis.
Police raided Ormerod’s property on Esslemont Circle in Ellon on April 19 last year after receiving a tip off from the public.
Officer found about 466 grams of cannabis with an estimated street value of more than £7,000.
Fiscal depute Anna Chisholm said: “Police saw the accused running into the bathroom and then into the bedroom, where he was found hiding in a cupboard in the bedroom.”
The court heard police returned to the 23-year-old’s property on June 12 with a search warrant and found another 175 grams of cannabis.
The street value of the haul was estimated to £3,255. Scales and £2,645 in cash were also seized in the raid.
Sheriff Graeme Napier deferred sentence for the preparation of background reports.
He said: “This is a significant amount and you were carrying out this offence for commercial purposes.
“You should not be surprised at the possibility of a custodial sentence, but I will be looking at other options.”
The case will call next month.